1984 Journalism Major
Senior Project Manager for the Grammy Awards
Lisa Goich-Andreadis '84 Department of Journalism alum is an award-winning copywriter, major market talk radio host, blogger, journalist, production company owner and former stand-up comedian. She has worked with and for some of the biggest names and corporations in the literary and entertainment business: Mitch Albom, Carole King, Robert Redford, ABC, The WB, CAA and Playboy.
Currently a senior project manager for The Grammy Awards, Lisa oversees the program's jazz and comedy genres. Her responsibilities include vetting more than 2,000 entries per genre and managing backstage winners for the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony in addition to co-managing the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.
She has served as festival coordinator/producer for the Playboy Jazz Festival, and coordinator/researcher/social networking manager for Carole King Productions where she developed the website and managed all aspects of the social networking sites pertaining to CD releases and the Carole King/James Taylor Troubadour Reunion Tour.
As a talk radio host and producer, Lisa worked for major market radio stations including: KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles (America's #1 Talk Radio Station), WJR AM 760/Detroit, KLSX/Los Angeles and KTLK/Los Angeles. Her engaging personality and way with words not only served her well on air but on the comedy circuit where Lisa performed as an internationally touring stand-up comic.
Lisa is also an award-winning bestselling author and has written two books, "The Breakup Diary" and "14 Days: A Mother, a Daughter, a Two-Week Goodbye." www.14DaysAMemoir.com. Lisa's production company, "A Girl On The Go" was formed in 2006 and has done work for The Huffington Post and MariaShriver.com as well as fashioning a podcast series which can be found on www.agirlonthego.com.
When her work schedule allows, Lisa journeys back to campus for homecoming and enjoys attending CMU alumni gatherings held in Los Angeles.